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Moisturizers -Clarins -Hydra Quench Cream

on 2/16/2018 7:48:00 PM


The first time I used this product I felt a horrible burning sensation and my skin went red. Nothing has ever caused my face to do this before. It was so bad I had to put sudacrem on overnight. I was also using a new toner, so I didn't know which one caused it. A good few months later I tried again, this time without applying anything else beforehand. And again, the same burning feeling and my eyes watered for hours afterwards. It might be good for some people, but something in this is lethal!

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Scrubs -Lancome -Exfoliance Confort


Perfect for dry skin, not stripping at all
Very scruby but not irritating
Doesn't leave a film on skin
Washes off clean the need of a wash cloth

Will def repurchase

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Mascara -Tarte -Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara


This was my first Tarte mascara purchase, chosen because of the mascara tube itself - the wooden outer is verry pretty and makes it look not so cheap. The formula itself is ok, no irritation or flaking, but it will randomly transfer onto my lower eyelids on me. I do have to admit I have had to add saline to it because it started getting dry after about a month of everyday use. I am going to toss this tube and open another one - I bought my current tube in store but mail ordered two more during a super sale, so I am hoping it’s just a minor issue going on with this tube (old stock and my saline addition altered the formula).
It seems as though there is something in it along the lines of fibers because I keep getting what at first looked like a stray eyelash hanging off the end of the brush, but after wiping it a few times and taking a good look it’s just product. I don’t care for the brush on this, it is very similar in diameter to the cheap tester mascara wands you can find in Ulta, a bit too big for my eye, I have a hard time getting into the outer corners of my eyes. The only think I can say this product has going for it is it does thicken my lashes well and offers some length.

Blush -Hourglass -Ambient Lighting Blush (ALL)


I have this in the shade radiant magenta and it really is a gorgeous natural looking blush. The problem is it fades, sometimes as fast as ten minutes after application. I’m even using this over long wearing primer, foundation and setting spray. For such an expensive product I expected better

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Cleansers -Lancome -Galatee Confort

on 2/16/2018 6:51:00 PM


This isn't a very good cleanser. After one washing, my eye makeup (eyeliner and mascara) were smeared around my eyes. After the second washing, there was less but still obvious eye makeup smeared around my eyes.

This product feels like I took a basic white, lightly scented body lotion and attempted to wash my face with it. It's not much of a cleanser, but it is moisturizing.

...which made me break out, probably because face my is oily anyway.

I think this would make a good product for someone who doesn't wear a lot of makeup (or any) and has dry skin. I'm going to give the rest of my bottle to a gentleman, it would probably be really good for his winter skin.

Mascara -Urban Decay -Troublemaker Mascara

on 2/16/2018 6:21:00 PM


Makes my lashes look great, not quite like false lashes but pretty darn close...not the heavy, dramatic type.

I DO wish it was waterproof. That would make it much more awesome than it already is.

Fragrances -Unlisted Brand -Pixi - satin rose oil

on 2/16/2018 6:13:00 PM


I love rose scented products, and I was looking for a less expensive option to my Kiehl's day and night serums which are lots more expensive. So far I am on the fence. I love the scent. However, it leaves a pretty oily, greasy feel that does not sink into my skin (which is what is so amazing about the Kiehl's serums.) I have perhaps not given this enough of a chance because the oily feeling makes fear breakouts. Right now I am using a drop under my eye cream and mixing a few drops into moisturizer I use on my neck and chest. For these uses, no irritation, but nothing fabulous either.

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Misc Beauty Tools -beautyblender -Pure Beauty Blender

on 2/16/2018 5:41:00 PM


Editing to add: There are cheaper dupes now and Sephora no longer has the monopoly on beauty sponges! I will note I have read a lot on the internet about some dupes being garbage so avoid the dollar store options. It's weird that there'd be any difference between sponges but I suppose maybe the material and denseness of the sponge is important. Real Techniques and Loreal are getting a lot of love for their knock offs.


Welp, I might get a lot of downvotes for not loving this cult-classic beauty product. In fact...I hate it.

God there are just so many things wrong with this.

-Absorbs skincare. I am pale and skincare obsessed. This does absorb sunscreen. It's a damp sponge pressing into the skin. I only know for a fact it does because I monitored mine while wringing it out everyday.

-Half of the product disappears into the sponge. I had to apply much more foundation to get the final look.

-Unhygienic if you're unwilling to wash it daily. Bacteria can breed even overnight. That's why some break out while using these or even find mold once cut in half. *If you take good care of yours though - this should not be an issue.* I think it's just common sense... even traditional make up brushes need to be washed on a consistent basis.

-My biggest issue with Beauty Blenders is they don't make my foundation look any better than applying with fingers. For the price, I better see a big difference.

I was disappointed.

SO MANY PEOPLE love this product so I understand I *am* in the minority here. It's still worth a shot, and may work for you way better than it did for me. But I thought I'd give my 2 cents on the matter. I kept trying to make it work for me, and in the end I threw it in the trash.

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Lip Liners -Rimmel -1000 Kisses Stay on Lip Liner - Spice

on 2/16/2018 5:13:00 PM


Easily one of the greatest liners ever made. The colour, the texture, the longevity. Everything.
It goes with every freaking lipstick I own.
The colour is a pretty shade. A mix of nude, brown, rust, orange, red. Gorgeous.

I wear it on its own too. Start with Lip balm, then a bit of concealer all over. Overline my lips of course...and fill in with this. I already have big lips, but a bit of overlining never hurt anyone. I'm looking at you, Kylie Jenner. Then I dust with a little translucent powder. This locks everything in and it's like I've made my very own liquid lipstick. Won't come off unless I'm eating oily spaghetti, but to me that's a meal worth spoiling your lipstick for.

Since I've discovered this shade, I feel a little washed out in nude shades. As this is a bit warmer and punchier than a browny or pinky nude. Price is very good. I must have about 4 of these lip pencils on the go at the moment. 5 stars.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Eyeliner -Collection 2000 -Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner

on 2/16/2018 4:56:00 PM


I have used this for over 10 years! Nothing compares. I've tried liquid liners from MAC, Chanel, and Lancome. This blows them all out the water. It's cheap as chips. Very very pigmented. Leaves a beautiful matte finish. Very precise felt tip applicator. Comes in black and brown. I must have bought 12 in the past. Not because they run out quickly. But I like to keep one in different makeup bags I have. And always buy about 3 at a time. For fear they might discontinued it. I think it costs around £2.99. Once you try it, you won't want to use anything else. May not have the luxe feel of a designer brand but heck, makes a line as thick or thin as you like in seconds. Doesn't smudge easy. Lasts until you take it off. That's pretty much everything I'm wanting in an eyeliner.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

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